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Prestone Press is proud to be named a 2015 Silver award recipient for Sappi North America’s “Printer of the Year” competition.  The program is regarded as the world’s most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications.

Prestone was awarded this prestigious honor for the printing of its 2014 Self- Promotion Brochure highlighting the dramatic use of digital spot UV lamination.  The piece consisted of a cover wrap stamped in gold foil using spot UV varnished type.  Inside the wrap was a collection of 25 printed cards showing various applications of spot uv lamination on a variety of award caliber photographs.  Each card was printed on our indigo digital press to emphasize the high resolution and stunning ink hold out that can be achieved via plateless printing.

Sappi North America is the leading producer and supplier of coated fine paper, pulp and release paper in the United States. Sappi is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with mill operations in the northeast and north central United States. Since its founding as the S. D. Warren Company in 1854, Sappi has built a solid reputation for innovation and quality—amongst and beyond paper manufacturers.  Sappi has been responsible for many ‘firsts’ in the paper supply industry, primarily in coating and clean mill technology.

Sappi’s Printer of the Year  awards is regarded as the world’s most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications. Sappi chooses winners from within ten different categories. Entries are judged based on the following criteria:

Overall Impact of the Piece

  • General Appearance
  • Innovation
  • Appropriateness of techniques and materials used to the subject matter

Degree of Difficulty

Efforts will be judged in accordance with how difficult they are to perform, with more points awarded for successful execution of challenging techniques.

Technical Excellence

  • Dot Structure and Integrity
  • Ink Density
  • Line Screen, DPI
  • Color Consistency
  • Registration

For further information about this honor please visit this link.